Dottie West, 58
While on her way to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, the ‘Country Sunshine’ singer found herself stuck on the side of the road when her Cadillac stalled. An 81-year-old neighbor spotted Dottie West and offered her a ride. Fearful she was running late, she urged the driver to speed, and he lost control of the vehicle while exiting at the Opryland ramp at 55 MPH. West, only 58 years old at the time, underwent several surgeries but died on the operating table on September 4, 1991.